The Novinski Artist/Scholar-in-Residence program facilitates the exchange of ideas between a visiting artist/scholar (or creative/research team) and the students and faculty at the university through research projects, lectures, exhibitions, critiques, courses, and other programming. The aim is to infuse the art program with new and innovative creative and intellectual perspectives that supplement current expertise and offerings. The residency program provides time, space, financial support, and exchange for the artist/scholar to develop substantive research and share it with the University and Dallas/Fort Worth community, enriching a culture of inquiry and benefiting the common good. Dallas and Fort Worth make up the nation’s largest contiguous arts district and are homes to multiple world-class museums, galleries, and performance spaces such as the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, the Crow Collection of Asian art, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Amon Carter.
Artist/Scholar projects that can engage both undergraduate and graduate students in studio and art history, or a combination of these research practices are encouraged. Full access to campus facilities is provided, including but not limited to office/studio, studio shops and equipment, library, databases, and galleries. Specific or special equipment or resource requirements should be outlined in a proposal.
The residency concludes with an exhibition and/or public lecture presenting the culmination of the research project conducted at the University of Dallas. Candidates can propose a project-based duration consisting of a number of weeks, a single semester, or the full academic year.
The University of Dallas is a highly ranked liberal arts institution in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The University of Dallas is a Catholic university which seeks to educate the whole person, encouraging its students to pursue wisdom, truth, and virtue as the primary ends of education (http://www.udallas.edu/about/mission.php). The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, age, or disability in the administration of its employment practices.
Department of Art:
The department views the experience and practice of the visual arts, particularly at the undergraduate level, as an interdisciplinary pursuit. Within the art major, the five areas offered are art history, ceramics, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. The art student is involved in the artistic and scholarly environment of the Haggerty Art Village, with stimulation provided by independent study offerings, the presence of graduate students, and on-campus and Dallas/Fort Worth area exhibitions and collections, as well as visiting artists and lecturers. The University of Dallas’s graduate art curriculum pairs the study of visual art from historical, theoretical and critical perspectives with disciplined studio practice in an effort to define a clear understanding of the work and its evolution. Students work with the entire graduate art faculty through independent studies, one-on-one critique sessions and group evaluations to gain diverse perspectives on his/her work. A strong commitment and dedication to the process of creating art and sound critical thinking are characteristic of our students.
The Department of Art offers BA (in Art), MA, and MFA degrees in Studio Art.
The residency offers a stipend of up to $10,000 per semester and is based on proposed research budget requirements, length of stay, and scope of project. Courses taught depend on artist/scholar experience and course availability, and can merit additional compensation. Additionally, the artist/ scholar will have access to needed campus resources and/or studios and will present a solo exhibition or paper on campus.
Residents are responsible for their own accommodations, travel expenses, health insurance, and applying for visa (if required).
Applicants should state clearly their proposed research dates/semester along with any specific date requirements or restrictions.
Spring semester residency: Priority will be given to applications received by November 30, but they will be reviewed until the opportunity is awarded.
Fall semester residency: Priority will be given to applications received by March 15, but they will be reviewed until opportunity awarded.
Application materials and Submission Method:
● Letter of Application
● 15-20 images of creative work and/or writing sample (20 pages or less)
● Artist Statement/Research Abstract
● Budget Proposal
● Proposal of equipment/facilities needs for creative work
● Names and contact information for three references, at least two of whom can speak to teaching ability/experience
● Additional materials may be requested